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  • Reuters
  • 2020
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From hate speech to nudity, Facebook’s oversight board picks its first cases

Facebook has a new independent Oversight Board to help moderate content on the site, picking individual cases from the many presented to them where it is alright to remove content. The cases usually deal in hate speech, “inappropriate visuals,” or misinformation.

  • Reuters
  • 2020
  • 5 min
  • TechCrunch
  • 2020
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Twitch updates its hateful content and harassment policy after company called out for its own abuses

At the end of 2020, Twitch, a social network predicated on streaming video content and commenting, expanded and clarified its definitions of hateful content in order to moderate comments or posts which harassed other users or otherwise had a negative effect on other people. However, as a workplace, the Twitch company has much to prove before validating this updated policy as something more than a PR move.

  • TechCrunch
  • 2020
  • 5 min
  • ABC News
  • 2020
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Facebook hit with antitrust lawsuit from FTC and 48 state attorneys general

The United States government is pushing its interest in breaking up the tech monopoly that is Facebook, hoping to restore some competition in the social networking and data selling market which the company dominates. Facebook, of course, is resistant to these efforts.

  • ABC News
  • 2020
  • 4 min
  • TechCrunch
  • 2021
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Social media allowed a shocked nation to watch a coup attempt in real time

On the day of the January 6th insurrection at the U.S Capitol, social media proved to be a valuable tool for telling the narrative of the horrors taking place within the Capitol building. At the same time, social media plays a large role in political polarization, as users can end up on fringe sites where content is tailored to their beliefs and not always true.

  • TechCrunch
  • 2021
  • 2 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2020
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Online Dating Devices

Nightly is an app used prominently in dating and hookup culture in this imagined version of 2033. It includes features such as a rating and comment system, a consent requirement, and body cameras. This narrative details the experience of a woman named Nora as she uses the technology with a hookup

  • Kinolab
  • 2020
  • 3 min
  • Politico
  • 2021
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Library of Congress bomb suspect livestreamed on Facebook for hours before being blocked

Live streaming technologies are challenging to moderate and might have a negative effect on society’s perception of violent events. They also raise the question of how such content can be deleted once it has been broadcasted and potentially copied multiple times by different recipients.

  • Politico
  • 2021
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